As I said here a few weeks back when reporting on Publiseer’s eight-month path to profitability,
It was an improbable venture in every way, and doomed to failure by any western rationale.
Twin brothers, one a writer, one a musician, launching a business start-up that digitally published both literature and music with no up-front costs. In Africa.
Just weeks later and Publiseer has defied the odds again, this time taking the ‘Most Needed in the Region’ prize at the 2018 African Entrepreneurship Award.
The award, courtesy of Morroco’s BMCE Bank of Africa, saw Publiseer plucked from almost 5,000 applicants, and recognizes Publiseer’s role in filling a void in the African tech scene.
The Nwaogu twins are no strangers to start-up competitions. Chidi Nwaogu is a finalist for a full scholarship at MEST Africa’s graduate-level entrepreneurship program, while Publiseer itself was a finalist at the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition 2018. In October Publiseer is heading for the Startup Istanbul 2018 event in Turkey.
In March Publiseer became the first African member of the International Publishing and Distribution Association, and the twins are expected to be at the IPDA conference in Madrid this month.